Historical society to meet
Clark’s Grant Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 15, at the Charlestown Public Library, 51 Clark Rd., Charlestown.
The speaker will be Anne Bader, archaeologist and founder of Corn Island Archaeology LLC. In 2002, she formed the Falls of the Ohio Archaeological Society. In 2004, Anne was awarded the Indiana Archaeology Award. She occasionally serves as adjunct instructor at Jefferson Community College in Louisville where she teaches courses in archaeology and New World civilization.
In December 2011, in anticipation of planned development, archaeological investigations were done within Colston Park (also known as Colston Memorial Park), a city park located in Jeffersonville. As a result, the boundaries of the old Jeffersonville City Cemetery were delineated. In addition, a historic dump site was found with copious amounts of historic materials. These sites possess significant data that would enhance our understanding of the history of the area, and are considered eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Properties.
The public is invited, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 812-256-5777 or 812-294-4080.
Family Fun Workshop July 13
Celebrate summer at the Saturday, July 13, Carnegie Center Family Fun Workshop with simple and fun pie-plate noisemakers.
Each attendee will make a noisemaker using an aluminum pie plate, popsicle sticks, stickers, glitter glue, ribbon, jingle bells, dried beans, rice and tape. Adults need to bring an aluminum pie plate for each child.
This drop-in workshop is free and open to the first 60 participants, suggested ages 2 to 12. Registration is required and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants should arrive no later than 11:30 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call the Carnegie Center, 201 E. Spring St., New Albany, to register or for more information at 812-944-7336.
Learn more about War of 1812
The Filson Historical Society will present the program “Half Horse — Half Alligator: Kentuckians in the War of 1812,” as part of the Carnegie Center’s Lunch & Learn series from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the Carnegie Center for Arts and History, 201 E. Spring St., New Albany. The speaker will be Jim Holmberg.
More Kentuckians served and died in the War of 1812 than any other state. From the defeats and victories in the Old Northwest to the stunning victory at New Orleans, Kentuckians played an important role in what many call the “Second War for American Independence.”
Using letters, documents, portraits, prints and artifacts from The Filson’s collection to illustrate his presentation, Holmberg will recount how Kentucky’s experience in the war is chronicled.
Participants can bring a lunch, drinks are provided. This program is free, but registration is required by calling 812-944-7336 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet Teddy at the library
The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, 180 W. Spring St., New Albany, is hosting Teddy at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, in the Strassweg Auditorium.
Gib Young, professional interpreter appearing in period clothing, will capture Theodore Roosevelt’s personality, vigor and zest for life. The public is invited for this free event.
For more information, call 812-944-8464.
Brain injury group to meet
The July meeting of the Southern Indiana Traumatic Brain Injury Foundation will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 18, in the Education Conference Room at Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital, 3104 Blackiston Blvd., New Albany.
Survivors, family, friends or anyone else that has an interest are invited to come. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 502-819-2542.
Play auditions start Sunday
Clarksville Little Theatre will hold auditions for “Young Frankenstein” at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday, July 14 and 15, at the theatre, 301 E. Montgomery Ave., Clarksville
It’s billed as a fun show with a large cast with great roles for men and women ages 16 and older.
Auditions will consists of a short song, cold readings and prospective actors must learn a brief dance combination.
Show dates are Sept. 13 through 15 and 19 through 21.